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I'm picked up by the tour company, piled onto a bus and shipped out to some unknown waterfront destination an hour away along the river. I've booked what I was told was an 1.5 hour tour of the river on a traditional bamboo boat. So as I board my boat I am slightly disappointed to discover that my transport is actually an "authentic" PVC bamboo ...
... down the river to Yangshuo.
It was a little expensive but cheaper than my ancient Lonely Planet so I agreed on the spot. She said she would come back at 7 a.m.
I went back to bed on the cement bench and this lovely little old lady promptly set up a freaking dance club with speakers right beside my head. Um... thanks.
But it was almost time to find my tour guide friend. I found her and she took me to buy the tickets. Then, she put me on a taxi to ...
... But the physical exertion was worth it for the views from the top of the terraces. They weren't at their lush green of the summer months, but this really didn't matter! Eating lunch in a deserted cafe at the top of the climb, with such breathtaking views (literally) is one I'll long remember. Guilin is best served as a base to explore the region and so we set off for an overnight stay in Yangshuo. A well-worn bus route links the two towns, but we elected to ...
... that it changed gates. Things seemed fine and when we lined up to board and Brock noticed that the airline had changed and that instead of saying Shandong Air (the airline we booked with) it said China Air. My heart started pounding, I about freaked out, and then Brock pointed out that it actually said both airlines and that it appeared they had combined two flights into one. It took my heart about 30 minutes to slow down again.
We arrived in ...
... rides that were definitely WAY worse. At least on a train you can get up and walk around, go to the dining car and explore a little, or so we thought.
We were running a little late leaving Laura’s apartment, so we were a little frazzled to begin with. By the time we made it to the bus station we had about 15 minutes until our train was scheduled to leave. We successfully found our gate and made it to the train. Unfortunately, Leighann and I were ...